News Flash

Street Maintenance Division

Posted on: October 17, 2023

Digging Deadline For Digging In City Roadways


Every October, the Watertown Street Division asks contractors to discontinue digging in City roadways due to the seasonal closure of the asphalt hot mix plant.


Starting Oct. 27th, 2023 through May 1st, 2024, only emergency situations (such as water service/main breaks) or approved projects, are contractors allowed to dig in City roadways. It will be the contractors’ full responsibility to maintain, daily, any trench dug after Oct. 27th, 2023 until the following season when it’s able to be properly repaired. 


The Street Superintendent may require the contractor to patch the trench with concrete (depending on the roadway in which it exists) to create a temporary hard surface until it can be properly repaired in the spring of the following year. 


As a reminder, any digging in City roadways requires a permit through the Watertown Engineering Division (605) 882-6200 and a phone call to the Watertown Street Division (605) 882-6207.


If you have any questions, please contact the Watertown Street Division.




Rob Beynon

Street Superintendent

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Street Maintenance Division